"A Visual History of Cookery" is a stunning look at food and cookery and its visual representations throughout time. Exploring the historical progression of cookery, the global food journey, the development of food branding, and the culture of celebrity chefs, A Visual History of Cookery provides a beautiful look at how culinary imagery has changed over the centuries.
Looking back to the Roman Empire and tracing cookery s progression right through to the present day, "A Visual History of Cookery" depicts the abundant feasts, intricate tableware and decadent menus of the countries featured and considers their impact on contemporary food customs. Fascinating and influential culinary traditions, from France, England, Italy, Spain and America, are explored, with vivid food photography and illustrations depicting cooking methods, celebrated dishes, eating habits and food festivals.
"A Visual History of Cookery" also takes a look at the iconic branding behind the food we buy and the restaurants we eat infrom fast food giant McDonalds to the critically acclaimed El Bulli restaurant in rural Spain. Also featured are celebrity chefs, including Paul Bocuse, Joel Robuchon, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, James Beard, Julia Child, Martha Stewart, Thomas Keller, and the fictional Betty Crocker, as well as the cooks and books that influenced them, including Ancient Rome s Apicius and fourteenth century France s Guillaume Tirel.
"A Visual History of Cookery" is beautifully illustrated throughout, with paintings, photographs, illustrations and advertisements that not only explore the culinary history of each cuisine featured but also offer an introduction to each country s national dishesfrom England s Bubble and Squeak to Italy s "Risotto alla Milanese." Complete with a selection of original recipes, "A Visual History of Cookery" provides an in-depth introduction to each country s cookery. Packed with stunning imagery and contributions from esteemed food writers, chefs and restaurateurs including AA Gill, Ferran Adria, Anthony Bourdain, Elizabeth David and Alice Waters, "A Visual History of Cookery" is a book that all foodies, cooks and homemakers should have on their bookshelvesand have read.